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Jocelyn Savage—one of the six young women R. Kelly is accused of holding in two residences in Atlanta and Chicago—spoke to the folks at TMZ via video chat on Monday. “I just want everybody to know, my parents and everybody in the world, that I am totally fine,” she said. “I’m happy where I’m at, and everything is okay with me…I’ve never been held hostage or anything of that nature.” But she wouldn’t confirm where she was and whether or not she’s allowed to leave.

ICYMI: A representative for R. Kelly released a statement to TMZ on Monday afternoon, denying allegations of the R&B singer running a sex cult. “Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed by the recent revelations attributed to him,” they stated. “Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such accusations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.”

Savage’s father has since issued a response: “Mr. Kelly, if you wanna file a lawsuit, you should’ve filed it yesterday—I’m waiting on you. File the lawsuit. If that’s what you wanna do, I’ll see you in court.”

Watch Savage speak below.

Big Facts

Roy Oliver, the former Dallas police officer who fatally shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in April, has been indicted on one count of murder in his death and four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public servant “in connection with the four other people in the car,” reports CNN. If convicted of either, Oliver faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. He is currently free on $700,000 bond.

Big Lies

Well would you look at that. It seems the GOP’s health care bill has fallen apart. “Just hours after the Senate was gaveled back into session, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was handed two more public defections on his health care bill to overhaul Obamacare,” CNN reports. Sooo, now what? “Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful,” McConnell said in a statement on Monday. According to CNN, the Senate’s slated to vote on a bill that would halt the Obamacare repeal for two years. Boop!

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